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Holder Dsm Capital Partners Has Upped Microsoft (MSFT) Position; Cqs Cayman LP Decreased Its Stake in Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL) as Share Price Declined

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Dsm Capital Partners Llc increased its stake in Microsoft (MSFT) by 38.17% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Dsm Capital Partners Llc bought 1.12 million shares as the company’s stock rose 4.63% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 4.07M shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $348.27 million, up from 2.95 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dsm Capital Partners Llc who had been investing in Microsoft for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $729.25 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.60% or $2.4 during the last trading session, reaching $94.71. About 15.75M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Michael Hintze decreased its stake in Bhp Billiton Plc (BBL) by 86.61% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cqs Cayman Lp sold 50,488 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.36% with the market. The hedge fund run by Michael Hintze held 7,808 shares of the coal mining company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $314,000, down from 58,296 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cqs Cayman Lp who had been investing in Bhp Billiton Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $115.34B market cap company. The stock increased 1.16% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $42.84. About 4.00 million shares traded or 90.56% up from the average. BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) has risen 28.11% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.56% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. BHP Billiton had 9 analyst reports since August 23, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $3800 target in Monday, April 9 report. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 23 by Jefferies. The stock of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, June 8 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, August 31. As per Thursday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. As per Monday, July 10, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 23. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, April 12. On Wednesday, October 4 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”.

Cqs Cayman Lp, which manages about $1.58B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Illumina Inc (Prn) by 3.00 million shares to 31.40 million shares, valued at $34.17M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Liberty Broadband Corp by 11,234 shares in the quarter, for a total of 159,061 shares, and has risen its stake in Priceline Grp Inc (Prn).

Among 37 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 174 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, February 2 with “Overweight” rating. Bank of America maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Monday, July 17 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by Credit Suisse. Vetr upgraded the stock to “Strong-Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 2 report. The rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy” on Friday, February 2. Citigroup maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, July 21 with “Sell” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. Bank of America maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Monday, July 3. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $7300 target. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets.

Dsm Capital Partners Llc, which manages about $5.78 billion and $7.18B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) by 79,168 shares to 1.71M shares, valued at $299.63 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Lamar Advertising (NASDAQ:LAMR) by 13,250 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 15,475 shares, and cut its stake in Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 0.83 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 1012 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. 5.46 billion shares or 0.90% less from 5.51 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Oklahoma-based Gibraltar Mgmt Incorporated has invested 4.25% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ashmore Wealth Management Ltd accumulated 3.42M shares or 15.25% of the stock. Ogorek Anthony Joseph Ny Adv has 430 shares. Citizens Northern invested in 1.06% or 17,412 shares. Clarivest Asset Mngmt Lc accumulated 2.60 million shares. Orleans Capital Mgmt La reported 1.91% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Shikiar Asset Mgmt Incorporated reported 0.3% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Rowland And Invest Counsel Adv holds 2.49% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 74,034 shares. Yacktman Asset Mngmt LP invested in 5.18% or 6.29 million shares. Illinois-based Duff & Phelps Inv Co has invested 0.1% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 1.08 million were accumulated by Victory Cap Management. Winslow Evans Crocker Inc reported 67,762 shares. Calamos Wealth Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 206,450 shares. Town Country Bank & Trust Tru Com Dba First Bankers Tru Com holds 2.78% or 65,808 shares in its portfolio. Alps Advsr has 0.02% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 25,334 shares.

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